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KDHE lessens the Centralia Lake warning to an advisory

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KDHE has released an update on Centralia City Lake, in Nemaha County.  The KDHE states that levels are improving and the warning has been downgraded to an advisory to allow for boating and fishing at the lake. The advisory continues to discourage all contact with the water for people and pets. KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken: Do not ... Read More »

Washington County Board Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, AUGUST 30, 2010             The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 30, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Present:  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney and Lou Kern, County Clerk.  Chairman Helms called ... Read More »

Centralia Lake is open – sort of

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Centralia Lake is open for boating and fishing.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the blue-green-algae continues to be detected at the lake, but the levels are improving.  The KDHE warning has been downgraded to an advisory which allows boating and fishing.  Contact with the water is discouraged for people and pets. Read More »

Some Good News at Lovewell

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The folks at Lovewell Lake finally got some good news today from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. It comes 5-weeks after the lake was first shut-down July 16th. The Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has given park officials the green light to open the reservoir to pleasure boating and fishing activities. The latest KDHE water ... Read More »

KDHE issues warning for Centralia Lake

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Centralia Lake in Nemaha County is included in a warning issued by Kansas health officials.  The warning tells people to avoid contact with water in the lake because of toxic blue-green algae blooms.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the warnings cover Centralia City Lake in Nemaha County until further notice.  KDHE says people should avoid ingesting the ... Read More »

Lovewell Lake Closed for a Second Week

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It will be closed until at least next Friday, July 30th. That was the order issued by the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment yesterday after the latest test of water from the lake still had dangerous toxin levels. The toxins were produced algae blooms growing there. Lovewell Wildlife and Parks Manager Rob Unruh said he was informed by ... Read More »

KDHE Informational Meeting

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A special meeting will be held in Beloit this evening to help anyone who might have to disturb painted surfaces better understand new regulations in what is called the new Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Tom Langer with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Lead Program will be conducting the Town Hall Meeting which will be held ... Read More »

Contractors Meeting with KDHE

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Representatives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and All Things Exterior in Beloit will be hosting an informational meeting on new regulations regarding Lead-based paint in housing and how its impacts contractors in Kansas. The meeting is designed to help all contractors, property managers and others who disturb painted surfaces in North Central Kansas understand the new Lead-Based ... Read More »

Swine Flu – Things You Should Do

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The first confirmed death in the United States due to the Swine Flu was confirmed yesterday, a 23-month old child in Texas. Two days ago state health authorities confirmed the existence of two Swine Flu cases in Kansas, in Dickinson County. Is it time to panic – as in PAN-DEMIC? Probably not says Lincoln County Public Health Officer Ladonna Rienert. ... Read More »